Archive for February 2018

Karaage – Japanese Chicken Nuggets

Karaage (唐揚げ), pronounced kah-rah-ah-geh, literally means “Tang fried” (Tang as in the Chinese dynasty), and is an umbrella term for any chicken that’s coated in either potato starch or flour and fried. Like Gyoza and Ramen, Karaage is an example of Wafu-Chuka (Chinese-style Japanese) cuisine, whereby dumplings, noodles, or in this case fried chicken, was…

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Lotus Root Recipes

Lotus root is the long, tubular rhizome (or stem) of the plant known for its pale pink, white or yellow blooms. The rhizome has an ‘eye’ at one end, from which small roots extend into the ground and an internode at the other, from which numerous tubers can extend. Growing in strands, like links of…

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Japanese Curry Recipe by Pickled Plum

…you may be surprised to hear that Japan’s favorite dish, by far, is…*drum roll* Curry with rice, Japanese Curry Rice to be precise and known in Japan as Karēraisu (カレーライス). Curry rice served in limitless variations, is regularly found by surveys to be the most popular dish both at home and at countless restaurants throughout…

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Japanese Soy Sauce Marinated Beef

Recipe by Yamama USA Soy sauce is the perfect base for marinade for the deep flavors that lends itself to many proteins. This is a simple recipe from Yamasa brand that we carry at Tensuke Market. CHECK OUT OUR JAPANESE BEEF PINTEREST BOARD FOR RECIPE INSPIRATIONS. Japanese Style “Roast” Beef by Yamasa USA Ingredients 400-500g…

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Shopping Guide: Not All Soy Sauces Are Created Equal

The soy sauces that have long been produced in each part of Japan have individual characters that spring from regional preferences, the history of brewing, and other influences. The five types, as classified by JAS (Japan Agricultural Standards), are common, light color, tamari, refermented, and extra light color. 濃 Koikuchi Shoyu (Common) This type accounts for…

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Japanese Napolitan Spaghetti

Napolitan Spaghetti was created by Shigetada Irie (入江茂忠), the general chef of the New Grand Hotel (Hotel New Grand) in Yokohama, when he was inspired by one of the military rations of GHQ, which was spaghetti mixed with tomato ketchup. Naporitan or Napolitan (Japanese: ナポリタン) is a pasta dish, which is popular in Japan. The dish consists of spaghetti, tomato ketchup or a tomato-based sauce, onion, button mushrooms, green peppers, sausage, bacon and Tabasco sauce. Naporitan…

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Shopping Guide: Green Moroheiya Noodles

Moroheiya noodles are made with leaves of the moroheiya plant, making them a “great source of fibers & vitamin A. Morohelya is a highly nutritious vegetable that was prized by the Egyptians for its health and beauty benefits. Moroheiya also known as mulukhiya or mallow leaf (Corchuros in Lat.) has been cultivated in Egypt since…

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Avocado Ranch Tofu Shirataki Salad with House Foods

Shirataki, a traditional Japanese food, is an ultimate gluten-free, low calorie noodle substitute. Made from Konnyaku or Konjac, an Asian yam, these noodles are low in carbs, making them great for those who are diabetic, watching their weight, or have gluten sensitivity. Tensuke Market carries House Foods Shirataki noodles, each type offering its own benefits.…

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Baked Miso Chicken & Vegetables with Marukome Miso

Recipe from Marukome USA. Miso can be used for more than just soup recipes. Miso paste is perfect for marinades and sauces, has delicious savory flavor and is much more versatile than you think. Tensuke Market carries an array of Marukome USA miso paste. We have organic miso, low sodium and more for you to choose…

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Wafu Hambagu with Kikkoman

Wafu Hambagu is a scrumptious Japanese-style hamburger eaten without a bun. The meat patty is prepared until moist and flavorful, and garnished with daikon, shiso leaves and enjoyed with a ponzu based sauce. If you are not familiar with the Japanese term “Hambagu” (ハンバーグ), it basically a thick ground meat patty that’s cooked in a…

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